This Spring I participated in the #DreamJobSummit live webinar series hosted by SkillCrush (my session was “How To Network Your Way To Your Dream Job“) and one of the many questions I was asked was….how do you build a network remotely (to advance your career)?
Here’s my answer: One contact at a time, and by bringing who you are offline, to your interactions online.
If you’re looking to grow your work connections, focus on LinkedIn. You may also want to look at networking opportunities with the niche communities building their networks on MightyBell (SkillCrush has a group). Aim to create multiple touch-points to stay top-of-mind with the connections you make: follow them on Twitter or Instagram, connect on LinkedIn, sign-up for their newsletter or comment on their blog posts. And when the opportunity presents itself, jump on Skype or FaceTime instead of messaging or emailing and deepen your connection with that [online] face-to-face conversation.